Peggy L. Determeyer, PhD, MDiv, MBS, BCC Board Certified Chaplain

A retired board-certified chaplain, Dr. Peggy Determeyer received her PhD in the Medical Humanities with a concentration in Health Care Ethics and Policy from the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston.  As the Director of the Community Bioethics and Aging Center and McGee Fellow at the Hope and Healing Center and Institute (HHCI), Dr. Determeyer develops and offers programs and training for health care professionals, pastors, and others to provide humane, compassionate care for those who are ill and/or aging as well as offer support for family members.  Dr. Determeyer is also serving as the chair for the ethics consultation service for community members facing health care planning issues and is an Adjunct Instructor at UTMB Galveston.  Her research interests include end-of-life planning, nurse empowerment, and physician-patient communications.  She is a member of the American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities, the Health Humanities Consortium, the Houston Gerontological Society, and is an associate member of the UT Health Consortium on Aging.  In addition to the PhD, Dr. Determeyer holds an MBA from the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania); MDiv from Perkins School of Theology (Southern Methodist University); and is a Board Certified Chaplain through the Association of Professional Chaplains.